Sunday Walk

What to do on a cloudy Sunday morning? The perfect time to go for a walk. Tulagi is a small island and has a road all the way around. So we went for a decent 10k walk. The boat safely anchored and tied onto a couple of trees with two stern lines, we set off. Nama, the local dog from Raiders hotel, joined us. First stop was the old harbour with some rusty ships and old machines. Further along, we stopped at an old WW2 US Quonset Hut. Around the top of the island the shallow green water looked inviting for a swim but this is crocodile territory so we stayed on the road. Nama didn’t risk going in either. Only a few months ago a small boy was taken by a crocodile there. We kept our eyes peeled but didn’t see any crocs. Back over on the other side of the island, we passed a few houses with people relaxing outside, all of them keen to have a quick chat. We ended our walk in the main village and our untrained sealegs started to feel like jelly. Back at Raiders, fish and chips were on the menu, perfect for a well-deserved Sunday lunch!

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Rehua anchored outside Raiders with stern lines to the trees ashore

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View from the cockpit

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The ‘road’ goes all the way around the island

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One of the shipwrecks in the bay

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The old harbour

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Rusty ships

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Some people were actually living onboard

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WW2 US Quonset Hut

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A local house

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The water looked inviting but this is crocodile territory, so we didn’t go in

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The island even has a cathedral…

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Corals being gathered for land reclamation

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Almost there, ready for lunch

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Local kids outside Raiders hotel

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Kids hiding in the trees everywhere

 

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